Indian commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland delivered 150 BS-VI compliant diesel buses to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) today.
The company has bagged the order for 565 buses from the BMTC and 150 buses are part of the same.
These vehicles are equipped with the latest BS-VI emission standards. Also they are fitted with advanced features such as rear air suspension, dual power mode (Power and Eco), air assisted hydraulic clutch, integrated pedal unit, cable shift gear change and tilt steering.
In addition, these buses are in compliance with AIS 052 (Bus Code), AIS 140 (Vehicle location tracking) and AIS 153 standards with Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS), making them to be truly considered as state-of-the-art buses for public transportation in India.
Sanjay Saraswat, Head – M&HCV, Ashok Leyland, said, “Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation has been one of our significant State Transport Undertaking (STU) partner and this order volume is a testament of it. As a market, Southern India has always been one of the key markets for Ashok Leyland and with this trust, we hope to be able to continue to serve all corporations across India including BMTC in line with our brand promise Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet.”
Sanjeev Kumar, Head – M&HCV, Sales & Network, Ashok Leyland, said, “It is indeed a remarkable achievement for all our teams to be able to provide the best in class buses to the BMTC. These ergonomically designed buses fitted with BS-VI engines are expected to help the corporation improve the total cost of ownership and will surpass the expectations of the everyday commuters in India.”
“Bangalore is growing rapidly and it needs innovative solutions for public transportation such as Ashok Leyland’s new BS VI buses. Public transportation is the central nervous system of any city/state. By adding these 565 buses of Ashok Leyland in our existing fleet, we hope to significantly improve the commuting experience for all the citizens,” said V Anbukumar, Managing Director, BMTC
Ashok Leyland intends to fulfill the full order delivery in the next two months.